-Keep your password secure and do not share with anyone
-Change your password often
-Have an up-to-date anti-virus protection installed on your computer
-Make sure your computer has the latest internet browser
-Always go through Gov.uk to get through to HMRC’s online services
-https://www.cyberstreetwise.com/ has lots of helpful advice on how to stay safe online.
The deadline for Self Assessment returns is 31 January. If you are filing your 2014-15 Self Assessment return online for the first time, you will need to register for SA Online. Registering for online filing is simple – visit the GOV.UK website at www.gov.uk/register-for-self-assessment .
Help is available from the GOV.UK website at www.gov.uk/self-assessment-tax-returns or from the Self Assessment helpline on 0300 200 3310.
Always type in the full online address (www.hmrc.gov.uk) to obtain the correct link to file your SA return online securely and free of charge.
Check http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/security/advice.htm for its online security advice
Forward suspicious emails to HMRC at firstname.lastname@example.org and then delete them
HMRC has closed 22,210 fake websites since 01 July 2014 and continues to protect customers by constantly searching for these.
Issued by HM Revenue & Customs Press Office